Parents' Guide to

Underworld

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Pulpy, punk-ish story with some intense violence.

Movie R 2003 121 minutes
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age 13+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 7+

i rate in the world 7 and up cuz I watched it when I was eight and my brother wash it when he was 7
age 15+

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Parents say (8 ):
Kids say (23 ):

If this movie doesn't quite rise to the category of silly fun, it is a tolerable comic book-style time-waster with some stylistic flair and some energetic action sequences. Imagine West Side Story with vampires and lycans (wolfmen) instead of Sharks and Jets and guns, blades, and teeth-piercing necks instead of musical numbers, then dress them all in Matrix-inspired goth-bondage attire and you'll have Underworld, a pulpy, punk-ish story filled with runes and ruins. This is the kind of movie where characters with names like Craven say things like "But what about the Covenant?" and the exposition explanation begins in the 5th century, dust is blown from the cover of weighty medieval tomes, and huge heavy chains hang down for no particular reason.

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